423 New Cases, 4 New Clusters, 184 Recovered

423 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 10,251.

There are 67 additional new cases to 20 of the existing active clusters who were previously close contacts with several positive cases. Meanwhile, four new clusters have been detected that involved 162 cases. All of the new clusters are residence clusters, wherein two of it, namely Swee Sdn Bhd Cluster and Nurisman Sdn Bhd Cluster are housing clusters where the companies' employees are residing. Therefore, the current total active clusters are 170 clusters. 194 new cases are still being investigated to determine the source of the infection.

184 cases have recovered bringing the total number of recovered cases in Brunei Darussalam to 7,682, with 2,501 cases remaining active. Among the cases, six cases are in Category 5 and are being treated at the Intensive Care Unit. All of them require assistance of artificial ventilation with two cases requiring the help of additional heart/lung machine or ECMO. 29 Category 4 cases require oxygen assistance and are under close monitoring. In the past 24 hours, 6,203 samples have been tested for the SARS-Co-V-2 virus which brings the total number of laboratory tests conducted since January 2020 to 431,203 tests.

Source: Radio Television Brunei